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Guidance for substitute teachers and good news for PRSPs denied unemployement this summer

The Union has won an appeal of an IDEAS ruling that found PSRPs whos chose to spread out their 10 month’s of wages over 12 months ineligible for unemployment. Also, please remember teacher assistants and SECAs are only allowed to be used as substitutes for up to 60 minutes and only in the case of a temporary emergency.

Charter headlines for the week ending Sept. 10, 2021

Almost 90 percent of unionized charter schools have negotiated safety agreements with CTU that include testing, screening and increased staffing. CTU-ACTS has established a health insurance committee seeking to provide an improved and less expensive benefits package. And, after threats to close, Youth Connections Leadership Academy will remain open for another year.

Important victory at Acero

Sisters and Brothers: An outpouring of rank-and-file support for common sense safety provisions empowered CTU’s bargaining team at Acero charter school to win some critical safety demands that will protect both high school and elementary educators. CTU members...

Charter headlines for the week of March 8, 2021

After two-days of direct action, Passages Charter School members won a reopening agreement that meets their demands on all outstanding issues. CTU-ACTS leaders met recently to strategize a coordinated bargaining campaign. Members at Namaste ratified their back-to-work agreement and Latino Youth members marked their 29th week of refusing the boss’ back to in-person work order.

Charter school headlines for week of Nov. 16, 2020

The CTU New Organizing Committee met with charter school educators interested in unionizing. CTU members at Aspira are strategizing how to deal with colocation efforts. Acero Sped and ELL educators participated in a Know Your Rights training and are beginning to reach out to parents. Negotiations on our first contract with Epic are expected to begin after Thanksgiving

CTU president to join charter teachers as Passages announces strike date

CTU president to join charter teachers as Passages announces strike date

7:00 a.m., Thurs. Oct. 10: Sharkey, charter teachers to announce strike date Passages charter school, 1643 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago CEO for lone CPS-funded charter earns equal to CPS CEO who oversees 500+ schools, as management undermines special ed, English...
CTU president to join charter teachers as Passages announces strike date

CTU members at Passages charter to announce strike date – fourth CPS charter strike in a year

4:00 p.m., Monday., Sept. 23: Press conference Passages Charter School, 1643 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago While CEO rakes in quarter of a million dollar salary, management rejects sanctuary language for refugee and immigrant students, lowballs special ed and English...
Instead of funding classrooms, Namaste charter board to consider school closure

Instead of funding classrooms, Namaste charter board to consider school closure

CHICAGO, May 28, 2019—Chicago Teachers Union leadership has learned that the board of directors at Namaste charter school in McKinley Park will consider a plan to close the school at tonight’s 5:30 p.m. meeting, in an effort to block educators at the school from...